303. Hark! the herald angels sing

1 Hark! the herald angels sing
glory to the new-born King,
peace on earth, and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled.
Joyful, all you nations, rise,
join the triumph of the skies;
with the angelic host proclaim,
'Christ is born in Bethlehem'.

Hark! the herald angels sing,
glory to the new-born King.

2 Christ, by highest heaven adored,
Christ, the everlasting Lord,
late in time behold him come,
offspring of a Virgin's womb:
veiled in flesh the Godhead see;
hail the incarnate Deity,
pleased in human flesh to dwell,
Jesus, our Immanuel. [Refrain]

3 Hail the heaven-born Prince of Peace!
Hail the Sun of righteousness!
Light and life to all he brings,
risen with healing in his wings:
mild he lays his glory by,
born that we no more need die,
born to raise us from the earth,
born to give us second birth. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Hark! the herald angels sing
Author: Charles Wesley, 1707-88
Refrain First Line: Hark the herald angels sing
Meter: 77.77 D and refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 1999
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Christmas; Jesus Christ: Coming to Bethlehem; Jesus Christ: Incarnation
Notes: Other authors also
Tune Information
Adapter: William Hayman Cummings, 1831-1915
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, 1809-47
Meter: 77.77 D and refrain
Key: F Major
Source: From a chorus by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

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